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Number of Pages: 136
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)|
Sometimes its tough being a girl!
Whether you are outgoing or shy, a tomboy or a girly girl, silly or serious, it can be really hard to feel comfortable with yourself. This devotional is filled with stories and thoughts about how God created us to be healthy, strong, and confidentboth with our bodies and our mindsbecause we are daughters of the great heavenly Father.
The goal of Brave Girls® is to encourage you to appreciate yourself as God made you and to help you grow strong in your relationship with Him. Beautiful You will help you really see yourself as brave and beautiful inside and out . . . just like God made you!
Jennifer Gerelds, mother of four school-aged brave girls, has been writing devotional books for children and adults for almost 20 years. In addition to the Brave Girls series, she has written for Magnify, God's Little Princess and God's Mighty Warrior brands, Precious Moments, and numerous other children's devotionals. Her adult devotional works include Shine On Beautiful Soul! and When God Thinks of You, He Smiles. Jennifer and her husband, Todd, have been married over 20 years and currently live in Birmingham, Alabama.
JanetBelton, TXAge: 45-54Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Sweet Approach to a Biblical Study of BeautyMay 11, 2016JanetBelton, TXAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If you're looking for a daily devotional for your middle-school-age daughter, I recommend this book to you! Brave Girls: Beautiful You is written by Jennifer Gerelds, but she presents it as written by three fictional characters: Gracie, Hope, and Glory. These three friends with different interests, personalities, and ideas of beauty have decided to explore that concept for themselves to see what the Bible, what our God, has to say about what true beauty is. Each of the 90 devotionals is "written" by one of the three girls to yours to help her understand every facet of beauty from God's perspective, according to His Word.
The devotionals in Brave Girls: Beautiful You are divided into six categories, exploring everything from the basics to outward appearance to actions to thoughts to fitness to creativity. They are written in a way that makes points easy to grasp, interesting to read, and relevant to each day. I enjoyed reading it myself and am eager to share it with my daughter. Thomas Nelson Publishers sent me a complimentary copy in exchange for this review.
joanna5 Stars Out Of 5Book Review: Brave Girls: Beautiful You: A 90-Day DevotionalApril 9, 2016joannaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Brave Girls: Beautiful You: A 90-Day Devotional is a book from the Brave Girls series from Tommy Nelson. Tommy Nelson's Brave Girls follows five girls, Hope, Gracie, Faith, Glory and Honor. They don't consider themselves brave but they learn that God can use ordinary girls (both in the Bible and now) to accomplish His will for His Kingdom.
Brave Girls: Beautiful You: A 90-Day Devotional talks about a characteristic that is much needed in girls today and how they relate to God's Kingdom. Each days devotion has a scripture verse, a story, things to do or think about and leads in prayer. The chapters include Beauty Basics, Radiant Reflections, Works of Beauty, Beautifully Clothed, Kingdom Fitness, and Creative Beauty.
I was excited to have my daughters go through this devotional. As I looked through the book I was surprised at how much information was in each devotion. Each devotion hits a key point about beauty and really ties it in to God's Kingdom. I like how the header makes each page fun and readable. I would be interested in reading the other books from this series. Although this book is written for teens and preteens, I recommend this book for any girl no matter the age because everyone child and adult would find something that they could relate to. Beauty today is so distorted. I'm happy to see a book series that relates beauty to God, who created us, and His Kingdom.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Amanda5 Stars Out Of 5Great for pre-teen girlsMarch 16, 2016AmandaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Ive been on the lookout for a good devotional for my 9 year old daughtersomething that would be age appropriate and enjoyable for her to read. When I was about 9 or 10, I had a devotional (Angel in My Attic by Mary Lou Carney) that made a very big impact on me and was something I looked forward to reading daily. This book seems to have a similar impact on my daughter.
It features 90 days of devotions that are interactive in nature. They ask questions with multiple choice answers that cause the reader to reflect on the subject. Each day begins with a Bible verse, which is followed by a story and ends with a prayer. The devotionals are 1-2 pages long and focus on relevant subjects for pre-teen girls such as inner beauty, forgiveness, trusting God, and serving others. My daughter liked that the days are not dated so they can be started at any time of the year.
I was very pleased with this devotional, it is age appropriate but is also filled with important Biblical truths. This would be a great devotional for any girl between the ages of 8 and 12.
My Rating: 5 stars
I received this book from Booklook Bloggers and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Kara LynnWVAge: 18-24Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5A Good Tween DevoMarch 7, 2016Kara LynnWVAge: 18-24Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I got this devotional with my sister in mind. Kailin is nine years old and enjoys me and our sister going over a book every night with her, and BookLOOK had this one up for grabs, so I took it. I felt iffy on if Kailin would enjoy it or not. She loves activities and fun things throughout instead of just a little reading, and this one didn't disappoint as you will soon see....
Every girl wants to be brave and beautiful, comfortable in the skin they're in. This ninety day devotional strives to show girls that beauty comes from the inside, and God made them just the way they are.
The book covers six sections throughout the days: Beauty Basics, covering the fact that we are flawed but made gorgeous because of Who made us. Radiant Reflections keeps on reflecting on our sinful past and future but how God loves us despite it, and will help us fight future temptations. Works of beauty keeps on the fact that we are truly beautiful when we love others. In the end of almost every devotion in this section has multiple activities to choose from to work on loving those around us. Beautifully Clothed allows girls the chance to see how God can change us for the good if we throw off the "old wardrobe" and embrace Him. Every day from this section shows what our sinful self wants to do vs. the God Girl. Kingdom Fitness keeps with our bodies and how they're a Holy Temple for the Lord. It has quizzes, puzzles and other fun stuff I know my little sister will whole-heartedly enjoy. Creative Beauty sums it all up beautifully, showing that we are uniquely made.
Overall this book is fun and smash of everything a tween girl should love, covering many different age appropriate topics. I know I would have enjoyed this type of book when I was younger.
Some of the situations posed in the book may be a bit uncommon, but the rest (such as talking to adults or opting out and simply ignoring them, playing with kids your Dad invited over or whining about it) is things I could totally relate to as a child!
The fact that it's like three girls (Hope, Glory, and Gracie) are writing it makes it more personal. I love that in each section it has different little things to add to the fun, and the prayer pointers are always a nice touch. The writing style is also personal and I recommend this to any young girl.
I got this free from BookLOOK. ♥
HappyElf MomMetro Kansas City3 Stars Out Of 5How to be BeautifulMarch 4, 2016HappyElf MomMetro Kansas CityQuality: 5Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2Take a quiz to find out whether you have a servant's heart. Do a crossword based on Psalm 139. Write a few thoughts on the lines here and there. It's definitely a reader-participation sort of devotional for your 8- to 13-year-old. Gracie, Hope and Glory team up again, this time to help Christian girls learn true inner beauty secrets!
The book is super-cute and helps girls to consider how to cultivate a better relationship with God in their everyday lives. I've got to be honest, though. I found some of the "tips" to be annoying and impractical. If your mother promised you some time at the pool, and she brought you home instead and said it was time to clean for her dinner party? Most girls would not turn on music, do the dishes and chit-chat about who's going to show up... even in a devotional. Sorry. Too much.
The book will keep the reader's interest, though, and it's full of interesting little facts here and there and detail about Biblical events with which most girls may not be familiar. I received this book for free via BookLook bloggers, but I was not required to write a positive review.